Grim cost predicted in effort to destroy North Korea's nukes

North Korea

North Korea

But that doesn't mean it hasn't considered its options.

"The only way to "locate and destroy - with complete certainty - all components of North Korea's nuclear weapons programs" is through a ground invasion", Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont, vice director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote in a blunt assessment to USA lawmakers.

Not only would boots on the ground be more costly than say, drone strikes, Dumont added there's a chance North Korea would use chemical and biological weapons. "The president needs to stop making provocative statements that hinder diplomatic options and put American troops further at risk", the lawmakers said.

He also pointed out that Seoul, the South's capital with a population of 25 million, is just 35 miles from the demilitarized zone.

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North Korea has continued to test nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, despite several sanctions imposed on the country by the United Nations.

"(The government) plans to push to reinforce exchange, cooperation and strategic cooperative partnership with China by reinvigorating high-level personnel exchange, including (President Moon Jae-in's) top-level visit to China by the end of this year and the Chinese leader's South Korea visit next year", Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha said in a report submitted to the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee. In a speech before USA troops based in Japan, Trump claimed that "no dictator, no regime and no nation, should underestimate, ever, American resolve".

They said South Korea's promises that it will not deploy additional parts of the THAAD system, will not join the U.S. Missile Defense and will not expand its military alliance with the U.S. into a trilateral alliance including Japan amount to giving up sovereign rights. It was not pleasant for them, was it?' said Trump, who wore a leather bomber jacket as he addressed the troops.

Some 20,000 South Koreans would die every day in the event of a US-North Korean war, according to alleged calculations made by the Pentagon.

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" Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities, said Trump, who was wearing a military-style bomber jacket".

In an unusually frank assessment of risk, the Pentagon has noted that the forcible removal of nuclear weapons from North Korea would require a bloody and protracted ground war, a move lawmakers acknowledge would result in a death toll in the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, on the Korean Peninsula and surrounding regions. With North Korea's defeat - but at what cost?,' Givens said.

The bill targets banks and other financial institutions that continue to do business with Pyongyang and anyone else that evades existing sanctions to support with the rogue nation.

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